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Lansky System
on: January 17, 2009, 04:56:52 PM
Thinking of getting one of these for my Leathermans and SAKs but I am getting confused.

Are they any good?
Is it worth getting the optional stand?
Is the deluxe system worth the extra?
Is there a better alternative?

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Re: Lansky System
Reply #1 on: January 17, 2009, 05:38:32 PM
I had a deluxe system a few years back (I then sold it, and the post office procedded to lose it ::)), and while it's an effective system, it is fiddely, time consuming and ultimately not as good as the Spyderco Sharpmaker IMO :)
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Re: Lansky System
Reply #2 on: January 17, 2009, 05:47:05 PM
I bought the one at my local Wal Mart for about $40ish a few years back.. I don't like how you have to clamp the blade. The Lansky System is really meant for knives not multitools.. This is because the weight makes it much more difficult! I watched the Sharpmaker video and I can sharpen extremely well with one!
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Re: Lansky System
Reply #3 on: January 17, 2009, 07:55:32 PM
I disagree with Micky.  Whilst he is right that its takes time to set up, I have found it is better than the sharpmaker as it removes any deviation of angle that the sharpmaker can allow, if the user ain't up to much.

Its a good basic system thats expandable with different rods and cheaper too  :tu:


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Re: Lansky System
Reply #4 on: January 17, 2009, 08:39:42 PM
I disagree with Micky.  Whilst he is right that its takes time to set up, I have found it is better than the sharpmaker as it removes any deviation of angle that the sharpmaker can allow, if the user ain't up to much.

Its a good basic system thats expandable with different rods and cheaper too  :tu:

Didn't know you had a Sharpmaker as well.

I haven't tried a Lansky but even someone as useless as me can put on a decent edge with a Sharpmaker.
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Re: Lansky System
Reply #5 on: January 17, 2009, 09:29:05 PM
Many thanks for the feedback, much appreciated. I have found a Lansky kit going cheap and decided to give it a try - I will let you know how I get on. :)
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Re: Lansky System
Reply #6 on: January 17, 2009, 10:17:34 PM
I disagree with Micky.  Whilst he is right that its takes time to set up, I have found it is better than the sharpmaker as it removes any deviation of angle that the sharpmaker can allow, if the user ain't up to much.

Its a good basic system thats expandable with different rods and cheaper too  :tu:
While that's true, I doubt anyone would have much trouble maintaining a consistant vertical angle :)
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Re: Lansky System
Reply #7 on: January 17, 2009, 10:33:32 PM
I disagree with Micky.  Whilst he is right that its takes time to set up, I have found it is better than the sharpmaker as it removes any deviation of angle that the sharpmaker can allow, if the user ain't up to much.

Its a good basic system thats expandable with different rods and cheaper too  :tu:

Didn't know you had a Sharpmaker as well.

I haven't tried a Lansky but even someone as useless as me can put on a decent edge with a Sharpmaker.

I don't have one........yet :D

But I did use one on Thursday at Guy's house when I made my knife.  I thought it was a brilliant system BUT there is always that percentage of deviation....dependant on how good your eye is.


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Re: Lansky System
Reply #8 on: January 17, 2009, 10:34:33 PM
...Or how sober you are :drink:
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Re: Lansky System
Reply #9 on: January 17, 2009, 10:35:01 PM
I disagree with Micky.  Whilst he is right that its takes time to set up, I have found it is better than the sharpmaker as it removes any deviation of angle that the sharpmaker can allow, if the user ain't up to much.

Its a good basic system thats expandable with different rods and cheaper too  :tu:
While that's true, I doubt anyone would have much trouble maintaining a consistant vertical angle :)

Tell you what....at the meet up I will bring my Lansky....someone bring a sharpmaker.  There should be some dull blades and we can dick around and compare results.

About that vertical angle.....I will test you (maybe after a few drinks  :drink:)


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Re: Lansky System
Reply #10 on: January 17, 2009, 10:36:00 PM
I'm happy to bring mine.
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Re: Lansky System
Reply #11 on: January 17, 2009, 10:36:21 PM
I disagree with Micky.  Whilst he is right that its takes time to set up, I have found it is better than the sharpmaker as it removes any deviation of angle that the sharpmaker can allow, if the user ain't up to much.

Its a good basic system thats expandable with different rods and cheaper too  :tu:
While that's true, I doubt anyone would have much trouble maintaining a consistant vertical angle :)

Tell you what....at the meet up I will bring my Lansky....someone bring a sharpmaker.  There should be some dull blades and we can dick around and compare results.

About that vertical angle.....I will test you (maybe after a few drinks  :drink:)
I don't drink remember so that won't be a fair test :D

Maybe I should bring some cocoa after all >:D
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Re: Lansky System
Reply #12 on: January 17, 2009, 10:36:43 PM
Cool...its a date then  :pok: :D


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Re: Lansky System
Reply #13 on: January 17, 2009, 11:41:48 PM
Well I have seen the Lansky at a demoand thats about it but I have a Sharpmaker and I can put an edge on a knife or MT that is scary sharp :o I think I only paid $47 for my Sharpmaker as well ::) so I went for it as it seemed more akin to traditional knife sharpening :tu:


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Re: Lansky System
Reply #14 on: January 18, 2009, 03:33:24 AM
Hi CraigW,

The Lansky is a great system for the money.  Definately go with the deluxe kit if you can, the extra stones will come in handy if you need to reprofile a blade.  Its probably better suited to knives but you can also do multi's as well.  If the blades on your multi's can be removed , it would be alot easier to sharpen.
The optional stand would be helpful for large knives and heavier multi's but its not really needed.
The Spyderco Sharpmaker is a good system for blade maintenance only, IMO.  You can't use it to reprofile ( remove alot of material )  a blade.  Also I've found with the Lansky, there's less chance of rounding/dulling the tip of the blade. 
The only drawback I've found with the Lansky is that the clamp is not really idea for hollow ground blades which don't have a flat area/spine for clamping.  It makes maintaining the angle on both sides a little tricky as the blade will move from side to side not matter how tight you clamp down on the blade.

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Re: Lansky System
Reply #15 on: January 18, 2009, 04:13:01 PM
Thanks for your help, everyone. Just waiting for the Lansky to arrive now :drool:. I have a feeling that if I eventually find a good deal on a sharpmaker I might end up one of those  as well for when something just needs a quick touch up.
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Re: Lansky System
Reply #16 on: January 21, 2009, 08:16:50 AM
Great topic, I was just doing research into the lansky system as well.  I know people rave about the sharpmaker, but I agree there is still a chance of slight deviation in the angle, even if its greatly reduced from just sharpening on a bench stone.  With the lansky system, the angle is precise everytime, and exactly the same on both sides.  There is also a greater number of stones you can use to really get a fine edge (I plan on getting the super sapphire stone to go along with my lansky deluxe!).  To each their own, I suppose, but I prefer precision and foolproof sharpening (lansky) over ease of use (sharpmaker).

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Re: Lansky System
Reply #17 on: January 21, 2009, 11:51:37 AM
I don't believe the Lansky to be as foolproof as everyone claims.  Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I am sure I have read a lot of comments on how the rods easily flex which will have an effect on the sharpening angle.

IMO, if you can use a knife well you can use the sharpmaker well.  All it needs is a steady hand and to keep the blade straight, skills which a good knife user should own anyway.
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Re: Lansky System
Reply #18 on: January 21, 2009, 03:08:13 PM
The stones are not meant to be applied with a great deal of pressure.  If the rods are bending during use, then the user is definately applying too much pressure and taking off WAAAY too much steel then required to sharpen the knife.  The sharpmaker is a good design, Lansky has exactly the same type of design under a different name, but I like this design of the clamped blade with rod guides, and the fact that there are more available stones.

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Re: Lansky System
Reply #19 on: January 21, 2009, 08:42:46 PM
I don't know, I have been using the Lansky Deluxe and I am liking it more than the Sharpmaker..
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Re: Lansky System
Reply #20 on: January 21, 2009, 08:46:14 PM
I really want to try the Lansky.  I'm keen to try Flash's at the meet.
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Re: Lansky System
Reply #21 on: January 21, 2009, 08:48:49 PM
  I'm keen to try Flash's at the meet.

I hope you mean the Lansky  :o


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Re: Lansky System
Reply #22 on: January 21, 2009, 08:50:10 PM
  I'm keen to try Flash's at the meet.

I hope you mean the Lansky  :o

You know what I mean.  ;)
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Re: Lansky System
Reply #23 on: January 21, 2009, 10:14:34 PM
  I'm keen to try Flash's at the meet.

I hope you mean the Lansky  :o

You know what I mean.  ;)
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Re: Lansky System
Reply #24 on: January 22, 2009, 01:16:22 AM
The rods should never bend during sharpening,  let the stones do the work.  Even when I reprofile a blade and apply a fair amount of pressure on the stone to remove alot of material I've never managed to bend a rod.  Another plus of the Lansky System,  its perfect for sharpening chisel grinds, and will put a razor edge on them with very little effort. 


 

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